extract_ion_section

plasmapy.diagnostics.langmuir.extract_ion_section(probe_characteristic)

Extract the section dominated by ion collection from the probe characteristic.

Parameters

probe_characteristic (Characteristic) – The probe characteristic that is being analyzed.

Returns

ion_section – The exponential electron current growth section.

Return type

Characteristic

Notes

This function extracts the region dominated by ion collection from the probe characteristic under the assumption that this bias region is only bounded by the floating potential on the right hand side.